Synonyms for wash

Synonyms for (noun) wash

Synonyms: wash, washing, lavation

Definition: the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: wash

Definition: any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

Usage: at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash

Similar words: business activity, commercial activity

Definition: activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise


Synonyms: laundry, wash, washables, washing

Definition: garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Similar words: garment

Definition: an article of clothing

Usage: garments of the finest silk


Similar words: white goods, household linen

Definition: drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth


Synonyms: wash, wash drawing

Definition: a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

Similar words: water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour

Definition: a painting produced with watercolors


Synonyms: wash

Definition: a thin coat of water-base paint

Similar words: water-base paint

Definition: paint in which water is used as the vehicle


Synonyms: dry wash, wash

Definition: the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

Similar words: creek bed, streambed

Definition: a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream


Synonyms: airstream, backwash, wash, race, slipstream

Definition: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Similar words: flow

Definition: any uninterrupted stream or discharge


Synonyms: wash, washout

Definition: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)

Usage: from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water

Similar words: soil erosion

Definition: the washing away of soil by the flow of water

Synonyms for (verb) wash

Synonyms: wash

Definition: to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

Usage: The cat washes several times a day

Similar words: clean, cleanse

Definition: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Usage: clean up before you see your grandparents; clean your fingernails before dinner


Synonyms: wash, lave

Definition: cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Similar words: clean, cleanse

Definition: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Usage: clean up before you see your grandparents; clean your fingernails before dinner


Synonyms: lap, lave, wash

Definition: wash or flow against

Usage: the waves laved the shore

Similar words: flow

Definition: cover or swamp with water


Synonyms: wash, dampen, moisten

Definition: make moist

Usage: The dew moistened the meadows

Similar words: wet

Definition: cause to become wet

Usage: Wet your face


Synonyms: wash

Definition: form by erosion

Usage: The river washed a ravine into the mountainside

Similar words: fret, erode, eat away

Definition: remove soil or rock

Usage: Rain eroded the terraces


Synonyms: wash, wash away, wash off, wash out

Definition: remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

Usage: he washed the dirt from his coat; The nurse washed away the blood; Can you wash away the spots on the windows?; he managed to wash out the stains

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: wash

Definition: apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: wash, rinse

Definition: clean with some chemical process

Similar words: process, serve, swear out

Definition: deliver a warrant or summons to someone

Usage: He was processed by the sheriff


Synonyms: launder, wash

Definition: cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

Usage: Wash the towels, please!

Similar words: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth


Synonyms: wash

Definition: separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

Similar words: separate

Definition: divide into components or constituents

Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff


Synonyms: wash

Definition: move by or as if by water

Usage: The swollen river washed away the footbridge

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: wash

Definition: admit to testing or proof

Usage: This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court

Similar words: stand

Definition: be in effect; be or remain in force

Usage: The law stands!


Synonyms: wash

Definition: be capable of being washed

Usage: Does this material wash?

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer